US Department of State: Tuvalu National Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Secretary Of State, Michael R. Pompeo released the following statement:

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to the people of Tuvalu as you celebrate the 42nd anniversary of your independence.

The United States has enjoyed a close friendship with Tuvalu since its independence in 1978, with our relations built on a foundation of democratic principles and shared values.  We appreciate Tuvalu’s commitment to democracy and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific, and we look forward to strengthening the bonds forged four decades ago when we signed our Treaty of Friendship.

Best wishes to all Tuvaluans on this special day.

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